Saturday, October 15, 2011

Portage Board President Makes Pitch to Council for Library Expansion Funding

Library board president asks city for money to help fund building expansion. (Portage Daily Register, 10/13/2011)

Excerpt:  The Common Council did not make a decision Thursday about providing partial funding for the proposed $1.5 million Portage Public Library expansion project, but Council members now have more detailed information.

Backed by about 15 people in attendance to support the project, Library Board President Richard Davis asked the city for $400,000 of public financing and made the case for why it should be included in the 2012 city budget.

"We all know how tight city budgets are. We all understand that," Davis said Thursday during a regular meeting of the Portage Common Council. "If we forget, we just have to look in the paper and be reminded. We know that the decision to include the library in the city budget is not going to be an easy one. We don't expect it to be, but we expect and hope that you give our project some serious consideration.

Related posts:
Board to make case for building expansion to council.  (10/13/2011)
Library board to make case to council for building expansion.  (9/15/2011)
Library moves forward with building expansion.  (8/12/2011)
Board approves feasibility study for library expansion.  (7/1/2011)
Board reviews estimates for expansion project.  (6/22/2011)
Library expansion plans continue to develop.  (2/9/2011)
Library expansion to focus on youth services.  (10/15/2010)
Putting together the financial pieces for building expansion.  (5/12/2010)
Library seeks community input for expansion.  (1/13/2010)
Board discussion rental property options.  (11/11/2009)

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